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Chris Hemsworth and Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs to Announce 2014 Oscar Nominations

Cheryl Boone Isaacs will be joined by Thor -- er, Chris Hemsworth -- to announce the 86th Oscar nominations on Thursday, January 16. The noms will be rolled out bright and early at 5:38am PST (we'll be live streaming the event).
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • January 10, 2014 12:56 PM
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Tom Hanks, Emma Watson, Channing Tatum, Chris Hemsworth and More Set to Present at 2014 Golden Globes UPDATED

UPDATE: More presenters have been announced for the upcoming Golden Globe Awards on January 12.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • January 8, 2014 3:00 PM
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Michael Mann's Upcoming Cyber Thriller, Starring Hemsworth, Gets a Release Date UPDATED

UPDATE: Michael Mann's upcoming thriller (formerly titled "Cyber"), starring Chris Hemsworth and currently in post production after a shoot in Hong Kong, has been given a release date by Universal. Mann fans may be a little disappointed to hear they'll have to wait until January 16, 2015 for this one. Fingers crossed it gets moved up.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • November 29, 2013 2:33 PM
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Immersed in Movies: Cinematographer Dod Mantle Talks Ron Howard's 'Rush' and 'In the Heart of the Sea' (VIDEO)

Anthony Dod Mantle is in the race for his second Oscar for "Rush," and explains how he processed and integrated archival footage with live-action cinematography for a '70s painterly look.
  • By Bill Desowitz
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  • September 20, 2013 2:41 PM
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Review Roundup: Ron Howard's 'Rush,' Starring Hemsworth and Bruhl, a Thrilling and Unconventional Formula 1 Epic UPDATED

Strong reviews continue to come in for Ron Howard's "Rush," which hits theaters September 20. Starring Chris Hemsworth and Daniel Bruhl (who generated Supporting Actor Oscar buzz at the recently wrapped TIFF) as real-life Formula 1 rivals James Hunt and Niki Lauda, the film is a "virtuoso feat" (per Variety) that "breaks the mold" (per the Telegraph). More below.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • September 18, 2013 2:34 PM
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WATCH: New Clip From Ron Howard's Formula 1 Rivalry Drama 'Rush,' Starring Chris Hemsworth

A new clip from Ron Howard's upcoming "Rush," a drama based on the real life 1970s rivalry of Formula 1 racers James Hunt and Niki Lauda, has hit the web before the film's premiere at TIFF in September.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • August 28, 2013 1:19 PM
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Watch: New Trailer for 'Thor: The Dark World,' Starring Hemsworth, Hiddleston and Portman

A new trailer for Marvel's "Thor: The Dark World" has arrived, starring Avenger Chris Hemsworth as the eponymous hammer thrower, Tom Hiddleston, Natalie Portman, Anthony Hopkins and Idris Elba. Watch below.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • August 7, 2013 12:24 PM
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Toronto Preview: Awards Hopefuls Bring Real Figures to Life, from Dickens and Assange to Ginsberg and Mandela

There's a reason Sony Pictures Classics is moving up the release date of "The Invisible Woman" to Christmas Day. They think they may have the goods to make a go at an awards season play. This Ralph Fiennes-directed movie is world premiering at the Toronto International Film Festival, one of many pictures with Oscar hopes that centers around bringing a real person to life.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • August 5, 2013 4:02 PM
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Trailer Watch: Chris Hemsworth and Natalie Portman Star in 'Thor: The Dark World'

The sequel to Kenneth Branagh's macho warrior epic "Thor" now has a trailer.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • April 23, 2013 12:28 PM
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Trailer Watch: Rubber Meets the Road in Ron Howard's 'Rush,' Starring Hemsworth and Bruhl as Formula 1 Rivals

The first trailer for Ron Howard's "Rush" has landed. Penned by Peter Morgan ("The Queen"), the film stars Avenger Chris Hemsworth and Daniel Bruhl ("Inglourious Basterds") as '70s Formula 1 racing stars and rivals, Brit playboy James Hunt and and Austrian Niki Lauda.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • April 8, 2013 1:44 PM
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